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    September 6, 2010
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martinsburg, petersburg western maryland. we sit at 83. a lot of 50s out there. looking at the grill forecast for today. >> did you say it was cheesey there. >> cheeseburger for you. >> sunny and gorgeous. south wins five to ten miles an hour. we have a front coming midweek. we'll talk about that at 6:84. kris sneed has one thing to tell you. >> we will tell you about a disabled on the inner loop. crews are there and should be cleared in a few minutes. don't want it to cause delays. this will flip over to the bay bridge. checking out 50 westbound hoar at the toll plaza. if you are making your way back this morning, remember, hov restrictions are affect throughout the day. right now all lanes are wide open. everything is looking good from the eastern shore across the bridge to the beltway.
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going to the district, we are checking out rock creek parkway, canal, lara barton, two-way traffic all day long. be aware of that. checking out the inner loop in virginia. not seeing problems from 95 to 66. and then finally 86 eastbound if you are make -- 66 eastbound if you are making your way to the beltway everything is clear there. >> thank you. it is labor day. so just about every government office is closed except for a certain dmv offices in virginia. they will be opening in a couple of showers. kristin fisher is live with the reason. >> reporter: good morning, angie. i doubt that a trip to the dmv is how most people want to spend they are labor day weekend but if you are one of the thousands affected by these cent computer failures it may not be a bad idea. this location in alexandria is one of 14 locations across the state that will be open this
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labor day. other locations, include leesburg, woodbridge and fair oaks. the alexandria, leesburg and woodbridge locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the fair oaks location from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. the reason for all of these extended hours is because virginia's dmv is trying to dig itself out of a backlog of driver's license and identity card transactions after the state-wide computer system crashed for a week, 11 days to be exact. the governor is calling it an unprecedented failure and apologized for the inconvenience to dmv customers and its employees. >> i'm not happy about it. it's been a real disruption to employees and citizens. they have been working 24 hours a day with a large team of northrop grumman employees to get that done. i have ordered a thorough review to find out what happened. >> that review the governor was
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talking about will be a third party paid for by the contractor northrop grumman not the state of virginia. >> is in the last day of the extended hours? >> no. this is not the last day. if you don't want to be here waiting in lines on your holiday, which is understandable, don't worry. you can also come in next weekend, as well. they are going to be offering extended hours next weekend at select dmv locations around the state. >> good information. kristin fisher live from alexandria, thank you. this morning, dc police are looking for a car believed to be linked to a late-night shooting. it left three people injured. two people wound ready teenagers. at last check, one was serous condition. no word on the condition of the other two victims. back to school seems to mean stay on your toes in college park. in the last two weeks seven
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students have been robbed near the university of maryland's campus. it started august 29th. 3:00 students were attacked by three suspects at a hotel and two days later five crooks jumped two students at a bus stop. and then saturday morning a student walking along hartwick road was robbed by four people. >> it is scary to know it is that close to home and happens more often this semester than in the past. >> there is no doubt it concerns me but i accept it as a fact of life. >> two suspects in the august 29th attack were arrested but so far police are not saying if the other attacks are connected. we're 24 hours away from what some call terrible tuesday. it's the first morning rush hour since june where all the local districts are back in class and that means more school buses, crowded roads and tired drivers. all the northern virginia school districts which haven't started classes yet will be back to the grind tomorrow.
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now a commuter alert that will affect people today. five stops along metro's red line are closed today for some major track and switch maintenance. that impacted the tacoma, silver spring, forest glen, wheaton and glenmont stations. the stations are expected to be open by tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. jessica doyle has a new way to fight those bed bugs. >> bed bug. the country obsessed with bed bugs right now and for good reason. here's the reason why. terminix reports that the bed bugs are in the usa at levels not seen since world war ii. the top bed bug cities, new york detroit. an l.a. bed bug registry.com is a free database that contains 20,000 reports from travelers. trip adviser.com also carries
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news of infestations. in the future, you could be driving a volkswagen if you aren't now. that's what the company is planning for. they are revving up a plan to become the top-selling car company by 2018. to do so it is planning new cars for the u.s. and will have to triple sales here. a new restaurant is coming to dc and if you don't like hot dogs this probably won't be the place for you. it is a 20-feet hot dog house and it will feature regional concept like the cincinnatety chili dog. it opens next week near captiol hill. >> sounds like the perfect place for us. >> we are pro hot dog here at 9 news now. coming up we will lack at major stories making news and include ways to save some money. >> looking forward to it. thank you, jess. the jetblue flight attendant who made national headlines last monday will not get his job back. you remember the angry employee
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that told off passengers, grabbed a beer and went down an emergency chute. the airline said that slater was not fired. that he reseened. slater is charged with criminal mischief and is going to court tomorrow. still to come, president obama focuses on the economy. he's hitting the road with a message and in four minutes our hero central report. meet a group from prince william county helping people down on their luck get a second chance at success. it is the daily focus on maryland's weather and traffic. >> maryland is taking on navy in baltimore this afternoon. it will be gorgeous. this morning it is a cool start to the day. a lot of 40sin western maryland and lot of 50s in the suburbs. as we head to the 9:00, 60s and 71 pax river. 69 camp springs and 60 hagerstown. we go through the lunch hour, a gorgeous day. don't forget the sunscreen. annapolis 76.
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water is keeping you cooler. edge land 69 -- oakland 69 and temperatures in the low to mid- 80s for highs. thank you, howard. checking out 50 westbound from the bay bridge to annapolis and the beltway, everything is wide open there. a reminder, hov restrictions are in affect on route 50. moving to the american legion where we have a disabled blocking the left shoulder. crews are working on that. that's on the left side of the screen there. we hope to have that clear, but though delays with that. and flite fly 95 southbound out of nor and points like new york, new jersey from those beaches, nothing going on. clear from 32 to the beltway. traffic, weather and news will be back after these messages. this is 9 news now.
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that's what i told him when we talked last week. ♪ ...is folgers in your cup back with the hero central report. in parts of northern virginia even a decent salary no senior no guarantee you won't end up homeless in the hero central report, derek mcginty introduces us to a program that for a lucky few is providing shelter from the storm. >> everyone deserves a home. >> reporter: if they had a slogan, that would be it. >> a home is a place to bring
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your family. to share memories and to build a life on and that's what our folks here do. >> here is prince william county, virginia where brethren renn housing owns seven properties and 13 units. the executive director says her clients are regular folks who simply need a second chance. >> people like ms. fry. >> we made a couple of bad decision and lost our home. >> they moved in here four months ago. >> how much has it meant to be here. >> everything. itswith an tune to put my family back together. >> you are looking at five of the 13 units owned by brethren housing. they renn between 500 and
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$1,000 a month. the only qualifications to live here you have to work and maintain yourself and can't make more than $50,000 a year. >> i think people will be surprised thinking $50,000 is good money. >> well, i guess it could be if you lived in indiana. >> reporter: but it doesn't so go far in wealthy prince william county and in these times. >> eusols have a waiting list. sometimes on my phone on monday mornings i may have ten to 14, 20 messages from people in need. >> reporter: derek mcginty, 9 news now. >> for more information on this organization and other charities we are profiling, go to our website at wusa9.com and click on the hero central link. the time is 6:12. here's what is in the news now. at least 17 people are dead after a car bombing in pakistan. it happened this morning outside of a police station. four children were on the way to school and are among the victims. aftershocks and strong winds are slowing down the cleanup in
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noire land. a 7.1 earthquake struck on saturday. no one was killed but there's plenty of damage. despite hurricane earl moving up the coast to start the holiday weekend, it was a gad one along the delmarva. the crowds showed up. swimmers remained on high alert because of the rough surf earl left in the wake. man, we were lucky it didn't touch the land. >> it passed us. the biggest gusts we had were 38, 39 miles an hour in ocean city and by friday afternoon it was nice. >> that's the way we wanted it. >> we finished the weekend far better than we started it. a great day ahead whatever you are doing. sports fans, the nats at 1:00, they are home. you have baltimore hosting terps and navy. and then at 8:00, virginia tech and boise state, i believe it is, are over at fedex field. if you are going to that game you may need a light jacket. going to be cool toward the end
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of the game. let get you going with the forecast first. happy labor day. 68 by 9:00. 79 by noon. and 5:00 p.m. temperature 82. we will top off at 3:00, 3:30, 84 or so degrees this afternoon. if you are going to the nats game, take the sunscreen. it will be a day where sun burn will happen easily. clear and comfortably cool. 50s and 60s. south winds at five. and tomorrow back to work, back to school virginia. sunny and warmer and breezy at times. south winds 10 to 15. tomorrow is one of those days give yourself a few extra minutes. you know what i'm talking about. 55 in gaithersburg. 66 annapolis. jan in reedville has a greene breeze off the bay. she is easily the warm spot. winchester, martinsburg, petersburg tan on the a crisp
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morning on the shenandoah valley. 63 under clear skies at national. look at the dew point in the 40s now and the winds northeast at eight. they are coming off the river and that's why we are holding in the 80s at the airport. many areas in the 50s and while we have the coolest in the northeast, caribou 48. the old itself is in the northern rockies. i looked up west yellowstone and they were 25 degrees last hour. 70sin the central plains. we are watching showers and storms across the northern tier states. you can see this with the strong storms in the dakotas. and the western gulf of mexico we have a new tropical system. we are watching to see if gaseston will regenerate but now we have hermine. it has 40-mile an hour winds and moving north 8 miles an hour, just 300 miles or so from brownsville, texas. the forecast track strengthening this to 60-mile an hour, that's a tropical storm and brings it real near
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brownsville or south of it as we head to the morning hours on tuesday. probably pre-dawn hours making land fall and bringing rains in to south and west texas and even -- eventually north texas by the mid toll latter part of the week. for us we are in fine shape. the fronts will stay north of us for a couple of days. by wednesday we have a chance with the next front. you can see it here. the next front is coming through and perhaps a much- needed shower or thundershower. seven-day forecast, we warm up to 88 tomorrow. 90 on wednesday. by thursday, behind the front we are in the 70s. could be a shower on saturday night. kris sneed has the traffic. >> thank you, howard. we are checking out 95 northbound in fredericksburg. if you are making your way up from virginia beach and points in north carolina you are looking at a clear commute through fredericksburg to the beltway. no problems there. checking out 395 northbound is pretty heavy around this time
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this morning. all clear from duke street to the 14th street bridge. no problems there. moving to the district, inbound new york -- not income, checking on canal road. a reminder, rock career and clara barton parkway is two-way traffic instead of one way each way. no incidents or accidents out there and 270 southbound a clear commute from frederick to the split. very volume light. >> thank you. with two months to go before election day nationwide, president obama hits the road today. he's talking about the economy. his goal is to convince voters that democratic policies are working. mr. obama will visit wisconsin today. candidates on the trail from both parties including virginia congressman gerry connolly know the economy will determine their fate. >> i'm talking to many of my
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colleagues they get the threat. they understand there is understandable anxiety in the country given the state of the economy but they are prepared. >> from a republican point of view we need to bring checks and balances and tell the american people if we get in control we will check the obama agenda that has no limit. this week the loudoun county board of supervisors is expected to rule on religious holiday displays at public buildings. a ban on christmas days mys caused a controversy last year. there will be a hearing tomorrow night at 6:30. it will be inside of the county government center. that story is from the leesburg page on our news where you live website. get stories for more than 50 local communities. check it out by visiting wusa9.com. ahead in sports, a preview
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of big local becames today in college football. and the redskins season opener is six days away. in three minutes fiend out whether mcnabb will be ready to go.
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there's something you never hear vince gray talk about: his record running dc's department of human services. why? under gray, dhs lost out on millions of federal dollars for missing paperwork; lost money for the homeless; even lost track of foster children. a court ordered gray's department to improve child services. gray's not a bad guy but he was a bad manager. do we want to go back to that?
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good morning all the conjecture about what the redskins could be, might be, well, that's going to go away in a bit. the regular season starts. the games mare an we will fiend out soon enough how good these redskins will be. no better measuring stick than the cowboys. because like it or not, they are super bowl contenders. this ought to help the redskins cause, though. shanahan is confident that mcnabb will be ready to go. on his coach's show, he says he should be ready to practice fully soon. donovan injured his rank until the ravens preseason game and hasn't played since. big day of college football
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in the area. maryland and navy renew a state rivalry when they kick off at m&t bank stadium at 4:00. they last met in 2005 but on played once since the lyndon johnson administration. now the program seemed to be going in opposite directions, too. maryland lost ten games last season, navy won ten. there's excitement to see them back on them field again. virginia tech and boise also play tonight at fedex field. this has national championship implications written over it. expect heavy dose of beaver ball. williams who hails from manassas and special teams a lot on the line. can't wait to see that one. that's a look at sports. have a great day, everybody. >> the nationals wrapped up their series with the pirates on sunday. zimmerman had a great day. he sent two for five driving in four runs. he has four remember on the
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year. check out this play by morgan. he goes all out to catch the fly ball. here we go. here it goes. he goes all out. this is niger in action. the nats host the mets this afternoon 10- -- when you can take advantage of the early voting in our area and an oval office makeover that was a mistake? learn about a historical error in the new rug. we are tracking no delays right now on 50 westbound from the bay bridge to the beltway. everything is looking good. little cool out here. some areas it is chilly an you will need a jacket. i will talk about a warmup through the rest of the labor day. stick around. 9 news now returns after this. [ sighs ]
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i give patients act restoring mouthwash. act kills germs, restores minerals strengthens enamel. act restoring-- for strong teeth act now. we're back at 6:28. after a brutally hot summer, it's nice to have good weather. people take advantage of the holiday and the cool temperatures and visited the national mall last night. it was a great cool night for a stroll among the monuments. thank you for starting your labor day with us. i'm angie goff. andrea is off today. howard bernstein is outside enjoying the elements right now and it's a pretty cool start to
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the day. >> yeah, it is. we're in the 50s in northwest. 63 at national. but many areas in the shenandoah valley, western maryland, west virginia down in the 40s. let's go to the maps and talk about those temperatures. they are cool because we have the clear skies. all the showers you see north through chicago and cleveland they are not coming our way and i know it is bone dry and we need rain. but chances are slim through the week. 48 winchester. we sit at 63. reedville on the chesapeake in the northern neck at 73. the warm spot. a lot of sunshine today. at the nats game, think of the sun screen. 68 at 9:00. 70 at noon. 802 -- 82 at 5:00 p.m. very few traffic incidents. here's kris sneed with more. >> thank you, howard. everything is looking good as we look at the outer loop in maryland. volume light on the inner and outer loop. no problems between 95 an 270.
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going to 66 eastbound that is clear from 50 to the beltway. we have no issues there. speaking of the beltway, let's take a live look here. inner loop is looking good from 95 to the american legion as we make a clear commute this morning and fly southbound gw parkway. if you are going to the beltway past 123 to the 14th street bridge, no issues there this morning. we hit the campaign trail. early voting is underway across maryland. primary day in maryland is on tuesday, september 12th but today tuck take part in early voting. the hours are 10:00 to 8 p.m. tonight. for locations go to wusa9.com and visit the maryland news page. and we have information on early voting in the district. 67 people have taken advantage of this this weekend. you can vote today as well from 8:30 this morning until 7 p.m.
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tonight. officials say the wait has not exceeded 15 minute at any location. this week on 9 news now, our bruce johnson sits down with the two main candidates for dc mayor. our coverage begins tonight at 11:00 with mayor fenty and his wife michelle. she talks about how painful the campaign has been for her family. >> i'm hearing people describe my husband using adjectives that are absolutely shocking. >> arrogant, stubborn. >> absolutely. it is just painful. >> reporter: again, bruce's full interview with adrien and michelle fenty airs tonight at 11:00. fen any's major rival is vincent gray. gray agreed to sit down with an interview from his home. we will have that later this week at 11:00. several branches of virginia's dmv are open on this holiday. it is to make up for the
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computer glitch from last week. kristin fisher is live in alexandria with the story. >> good morning. well, this dmv location in alexandria is one of 14 dmv locations across the state that will be open this labor day to help virginia's dmv dig out of this massive backlog, that, as you said, was caused by recent computer failures. keep in mind we spent the past 11 days or 11 days starting on august 25th. virginia dmv could not issue driver's licenses or i.d. cards. the computer programs affected 25 other agencies like the department of taxation and social services. it meant major delays for people trying to file taxes, get welfare checks and for thousands trying to renew their licenses. virginia governor mcdonnell extended all expired licenses for 20 days and all called for an independent review by the company that was contracted to
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handle the issues, northrop grumman. >> well, it's an unprecedented failure of a part of one of the subcontractors that apparently never failed anywhere in any system in the country. they got the hardware fixed promptly but there was a lot of corrupted data, especially in big agencies like the department evitation station and the department of motor vehicles. >> here's a list of all of the dmv locations in our area that will be open today. you have got this one in alexandria, then leesburg, woodbridge and fair oaks. the alexandria, woodbridge locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the fair oaks location will be open from 10:30 to 6:30 this evening. and let's say you were affected by the computer issues but you don't want to spend your holiday at the dmv. who can blame you? you have also got next weekend.
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virginia's governor announced he will be extending hours because of the recent computer errors. today is not the only day to make up for it. back to you. hurricane earl is a distant memory but some places spent the weekend cleaning up. they were picking um fallen tree branches in eastern can d.a. nova scotia got the tail end of the storm. thousands are still without power. despite earl moving by on friday it turned out to be a good weekend in ocean city, more an an important one with the unofficial end of summer. this was a good year, officials say because there were plenty of good beach days. it is time for another "living $mart" report. jessica doyle is here with the news on how we feel about the economy. i know how i feel. >> in a word, people think it's lousy. this is the result of a new
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poll, a new national poll indicates eight in ten americans say the economy is in poor shape right now. the cnn opinion research survey finds more people mr. blame republicans over the democrats for the country's economic problems. looking at the numbers, 81% rate the country's economic conditions as poor. 44% qualified that as saying very poor. and 44% plame the gop and 35% blame the democrats the just 40% of people who gave the president a thumbs up on the economy, that represents a new low for him. september is national coupon month. a survey shows americans are using them more than the past. last year companies handed out 311 billion coupons between circulars an the internet and tech savvy shoppers are using them 23% more. craigslist shut down the adult services connection. it is a week after a group of states attorney generals said
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there weren't enough protections to block ads for prostitution. craigslist inty taughted a screening system. each ad was reviewed by a lawyer before it was posted. if you go to the site now you will see the adult services section has been placed with the word censored. >> people have been talking about this a long time. it's amazing that at this time took this long for this to happen. >> still to a good place to find old furniture. >> that's true. >> thank you. president obama has been showing off redecorated oval office this past week including a new rug with inspirational quotes along the outside. one problem, one of the quotes is attributed to the wrong person. the quote is the ark of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice. the rug and many believe martin luther king junior said that instead it was theodore parker.
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dr. king was an admirer of parker. no word if the rug will be corrected. it is 6:37. up next the land of the lost bags. in seven minutes, we take you to see the lost and found at national airport. wait until you hear one of the most bizarre things reported missing. right now our focus on virginia's weather and traffic. beginning with howard. >> a chilly morning across parts of virginia. got off the phone with charlie in catlett. 49 there and 73 in reedville on the bay. so you have that big difference going on. all right. we have clear skies this morning. the temperatures in the 40s and 50s to start your day. as we get to 9:00, sunshine and 62 culpeper. leesburg 63. fairfax 64. we will add 10 to 15 by lunchtime pushing the upper 70s and top off 80 to 85. kris sneed is watching the virginia roads for you. >> if you plan to do labor day shopping this weekend we will
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check out route 7 at tysons corner, clear right now. if you plan to go to fair oaks mall on fairfax, route 50 and germantown road, it is wide open. clear commute. and we will fly the toll road from hunter mill past route 7 to the betway. everything is looking good. a reminder hov restrictions have been lift on all roads in virginia this morning. we'll return with more 9 news now after these messages. mcdonald's bacon and cheese angus third pounder.
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we take you to the top of the charts. the top movies in america, george george clooney is on top. his thriller "the american "debuted at number one. studio estimates predict it will bring in $13 million this weekend. weekend. the "early show" begins in
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18 minutes. let's go to erica hill in new york for a preview of what's coming up. happy lay were day, erica. >> happy labor day to you, happy to be laboring with you. a new poll shows half of americans disapprove of president obama's handling of the economy. will a series of new initiatives set to be announced this week help to jump start the economy? we will take a little bit from both sides of the aisle. of course everyone is pitching in and throwing ideas out as we aprovide approach the midterm elections. another woman is attacked by an acid throwing women. the second such understand den in a week. we will hear from her this morning and a remarkable twist of fate reuniting a dying cancer patient with a daughter he hasn't seen in 41 years. the story will give you chills. we have more on that coming up. >> we hope you are not working
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too hard there. >> nah. we have a consumer alert to tell you about. the you know the pit in the stomach feeling you discovered. i'm here at the lost and found at reagan national airport where unclaimed items usually left at the security check point end up here. and among the items here, bags, tons of belts, canes, who would leave a cane? car seat up here? a guitar. and if you come around the corner you will see all kinds of electronics, mostly laptops and a lot of them and a gaggle of passports and other information comment these bins. i mean anything you can think of is here at the lost and found. michael green found his lost dvd player here after the left it at a security check point headed to costa rica.
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>> i was pleased with the process of getting it back. it turned out well. >> reporter: if your items end up here there is a 60% chance you will get it back. but of all the unusual items reported missing here there is one we can't show you. wondering what it is? a pair of dentures. lesli foster, 9 news now. >> yeah, okay. >> see something there that might be belong to you, items at reagan national and dulles stay in the lost and found for 67 days and then are auctioned off to the highest bidder. >> dentures, i don't know if nen will buy that but there is a store in eastern alabama that is known for selling lost a luggage items. >> a lost and found store. >> all it is. stuff never claimed so you can get bargains there. >> interesting. >> well, can we buy a great weather forecast from you? >> no. i will give this one to you.
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winner time you may want to buy one. this holiday forecast is going to be one of the better days we have seen all year with gad winds, good temperatures, good humidity levels a lot of sunshine. if you are going to the evens whether it be the nats game, the navy maryland game, seeing virginia tech tonight, what rowe will cooperate as we hit low to mid-80s. noontime temperature 78. 82 around 5:00. right now 63 and code green air quality. tonight mine mainly clear and comfortably cool. may want to take a sweatshirt to the virginia tech game. south winds at 5:00 and the sunset 7:31. tuesday sunny and warmer. breezy at times. upper 80s. south winds 10 to 15. boaters, small craft advisories been in affect tomorrow morning as the winds kick up over the open bay. 66 on the bay in annapolis to
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59 cambridge. however, go north an west. frederick is 48. so is winchester. martinsburg 47 and mid-40s from petersburg and cumberland at 45 very comfortable degrees. national sunny and 63. dew point 49. withins this morning have been out of the northeast at eight. that's why they are in the 60s. otherwise in the 50s at the airport. temperatures keeping warmer. one storm spinning here. more showers across the great lakes. we need the rain. not coming toward us and what happens what happened overnight. tropical storm formed in the gulf of mexico. we have tropical storm hermine, somewhere in this part of the world. not a well defined hurricane so no eye you can see here but the hurricane center places it 300 miles from brownsville, texas and strengthens it to 80 miles an hour. through tuesday morning it is on shore, south of brownsville,
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texas. tropical storm warning south of corpus christi and this will die in texas with rains over land. seven-day forecast, temperatures will warm to near 90 by wednesday. front on wednesday could bring us much-need shower but don't count on it. it will cool us down for thursday and friday and another shower possible on friday night. how about traffic info? >> well, it has been a clear commute all morning. the trend continues. we are taking a live look at the toll plaza. checking out 50 westbound from the bay bridge to the beltway. an early morning start. getting back to the area. it is all clear. moving to 270, no problems here as you jump on to 121 down to the split. things are looking good. volume light. moving to virginia. 86 eastbound from 50 to the beltway. no issues to report there. 395, that's usually a pretty bad delay right now but it is clear duke street to the 14th street bridge. no problems there. an then finally check out 95
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northbound. if you are making your way richmond to fredericksburg past the prince william parkway to the beltway, we have no problems. just want to let everyone know hov restrictions have been lifted in virginia and maryland except for route 50 this morning. if you head to head back you can use the hov lanes, as well. the ninth anniversary of september 11th the attacks is saturday. it factors in the growing rhetoric for a islamic center near ground zero. two protests are planned. people on both sides are speaking out in the mosque does not believe belong at ground zero. just because you have the right to build a mosque does not make it right to build mosque at ground zero it. >> is too easy to be frightened of the unfamiliar but what we have learned in our 200-plus year history is this too shall
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pass. >> reporter: our new york times poll found 50% of new yorkers are opposed to the project, even though 82% say the group has a right to build the center. most employees at the discovery channel will head back to work for the first time in nearly a week tomorrow. they have been on liberal leave since last wednesday when an activist took three hostage. police shot and killed lee after a four-hour standoff. they found four explosive devices in a the building and another four at lee's home, all of which were safely disarmed or detonated. in sports the nationals are back home today. they have a 1:00 game against the mets. an offensive explosion yesterday in pittsburgh. zimmerman drove in 4 runs as the nats beat the pirates. the orioles took two out of three from the rays this weekend. the sing until the sixth put the o's ahead for good.
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it is 6:54 on this monday morning. here's what is in the news now, four dmv offices in virginia will be open today. it is to make up for last monday's computer failure statewide. the offices in alexandria, leesburg and woodbridge will be open 8:00 to noon. the fair lakes branch will be open 10:30 to 8:30. maryland attorney general is warning candidates about misleading literature. he says some brochures going out are falsely implying endorsements and that will be investigated. the commute could be ugly across the pond. workers on the london underground plan a 24-hour strike beginning tonight. other stoppages are planned for october and november. you are watching our -- here
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watching our weather is howard bernstein. >> nothing ugly about it. 79 at noon and 82 at five. highs low to mid-80s. i will have the seven-day forecast and kris sneed will have the monday light traffic when 9 news now returns. [ female announcer ] to do well, kids need to eat well.
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plus yogurty clusters, plus 40% of your daily fiber... plus wait for it... antioxidants! so, two more wishes. mmmm. maybe later, then. [ female announcer ] new kellogg's fiber plus cereal®. positively delicious. come on in, and i'll give you a free quote. quote and compare in about 8 minutes. now, that's progressive. call or click today. we're back at 6:58. the black widow is at it again. sonya thomas won a wings eating contest in buffalo this weekend. guess how many she ate, 181 wings in 12 minutes. er that nearly five pounds of wings. and that wasn't the end of it. afterwards she was still hungry and downed 20 more in another contest. what's going on with traffic? >> everything is looking good. we're are looking at the bay
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bridge, no problems there if you are taking an early commute back to the district. going to the district, canal, fox hall, rock creek parkway. it is all two-way traffic today. 95 northbound in virginia everything is looking good as you make your way from dumfries to the mixing bowl. a fantastic labor day ahead. sunshine, temperatures 80 to 85. upper 80s to near 90 by the time we get to wednesday with a slight chance of a shower. and over the weekend, perhaps on saturday night we will have a couple of showers and we need the rain. the "early show" is next. they are going to have more on president obama's focus on the economy. plus, how to get your kids back to their bedtimes now that a school is underway. we have u.s. open at 10:00 with 9 news now at noon after that. until then the news, weather and traffic at wusa9.com. >> see you tomorrow.